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Gabapentin Safe For Sciatic Pain
I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?
Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking 1800 mg of Neurontin (gabapentin) for sciatic nerve pain (nerves were stretched during a procedure ) which is not effective . Please advise?
See Pain Doctor: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What treatment options are there for someone with permanent sciatic damage who can't take lyrica (pregabalin) or gapapetin?
Drug interaction: 'Using gabapentin together with fluvoxaMINE may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. ' See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1128-9754,1147-677 ...Read more
Is it safe to take cough serups while taking gabapentin twise a day or could there be interaction?
Maybe (not) . . .: It's difficult to answer b/c you're from across pond in great britain so, having trained here in states & been isolated, I have no idea what is included in cough syrups sold where you live. Best to ask doc who prescribed your gabapentin. Or ask pharmacist. With that said, otc cough syrups sold in states may contain Guaifenesin +/- dextromethorphan which online.Epocrates.Com shows no issues w/gabap. ...Read more
Can Gabapentin 300mg capsule be opened and taken with pudding? It is not extended release. Is it safe?
Gabapentin capsules: Gabapentin caps can generally be opened and mixed with jam, honey, or apple sauce without significant change in effect from swallowing the capsule whole. A single dose should be mixed and then swallowed directly, not mixed in advance. if you're considering changes to your med regimen, you should always discuss with your prescribing doc first -- so give him/her a buzz & be well :) ...Read more
On Neurontin (gabapentin) b/c of post concussion after accident been reading about negative studies. How safe is this drug?
Will taking 300mg of gabapentin short term only at bedtime for sleep cause any problems? Wd's etc.. Any recommendations for a safer med? Plz no cbt.
Gabapentin: Is a good AED medication and it's also called vitamin n. And 300mg is safe dose. Insomnia, defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month. It is a manageable condition by sleep neurologist. ...Read more
How long is safe to take gabapentin for rls? I´m afraid the long term use can cause parkinson´s disease... Is it possible to happen?
Safety: Gabapentin has been around since early 1970s and used for lots of conditions into the very high doses. Typically no causative issues with degenerative problems like parkinsons. With that being said, it does have side effects. With any medications you have weigh benefit vs. Risk. For RLS doses, typically side effects are minimal. Have treated people upwards of 10 years with Gabapentin ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurontin (gabapentin): It is prescribed for a reason, and if it's helping , stay on it for as long as your doctor recommends. ...Read more
Necessary vs safe: This is not an easy (safe) drug to take for any time and it may require more and more to be effective - BUT it may be necessary. Discuss this in depth w/ your Dr and keep them closely informed of how you are doing. Always seek to evaliate as many non-drug treatments as possible. Best! ...Read more
I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?
Is it safe for me to take two capsules of gabapentin 300mg together or should I only take one in morning+1 at night, i forgot 2 take it in morning?
Yes: Generally Gabapentin is a short-acting medication, so the morning dose won't help very much with evening symptoms. If you forgot to take it in the morning, you can take it whenever you realize you forgot to take it. Then take the next one at your next scheduled time. The only side effect at these doses is slight sedation. ...Read more
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